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Get the inside scoop on all the latest Disney news, and hear from the talented people who are making it all happen. From the fascinating talents in front of the camera to the creative minds behind the scenes, we are taking you Inside Disney.


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Get the inside scoop on all the latest Disney news, and hear from the talented people who are making it all happen. From the fascinating talents in front of the camera to the creative minds behind the scenes, we are taking you Inside Disney.




Episode 207: Chris Perfetti from ABC’s "Abbott Elementary"

The actor—currently portraying teacher Jacob Hill on the hilarious Emmy® Award-winning series—sits down with D23 Inside Disney for a fun, freewheeling chat about working with Quinta Brunson; the cast's love of dressing up; the goals of Season 3; and so much more!


Bonus: D23 Inside Disney Rings in Lunar New Year at Disney California Adventure

Ring in the Year of the Dragon with D23 Inside Disney, as we celebrate at Disney California Adventure Park! See what went into planning the park’s Lunar New Year festivities—from themed eats and treats to special performances and everything in between.


Episode 206: Stars and Director Chat Marvel Studios' "Echo"

The stars of Marvel Studios’ Echo—Alaqua Cox, Vincent D’Onofrio, Chaske Spencer, and Devery Jacobs—along with director Sydney Freeland sit down with D23 Inside Disney for a behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated new series.


Episode 205: "Percy Jackson and the Olympians" and A Look Back & A Look Ahead

Percy Jackson and the Olympians stars with Walker Scobell (Percy), Leah Sava Jeffries (Annabeth), and Aryan Simhadri (Grover) give D23 Inside Disney all the electrifying details about their new Disney+ Original series. Plus, we discuss some of our favorites from “the year that was” around the worlds of Disney—and what we’re looking forward to in 2024.


Bonus: D23 Inside Disney - Holiday Magic at Disneyland Resort

D23 Inside Disney jingles all the way to the Disneyland Resort to find out how the merry magic is created. From making the resort look its yuletide best, to this year’s festive eats and treats and spirited entertainment offerings... snow one else has all the seasonal scoop.


Episode 204: Holiday Fun on Disney+

D23 Inside Disney gets into the holiday spirit and sits down with the stars of two Disney+ originals—Madison Skye Validum and Lil Rel Howery from Dashing Through the Snow and Austin Kane from The Santa Clauses, in its second season—to hear about what went into creating all that merry magic!


Bonus: D23 Inside Disney Goes Behind the Magic of "Wish"

D23 Inside Disney looks to the stars to guide us behind-the-scenes of Disney’s newest animated feature Wish! Find out about the making of the film from Oscar® winner Ariana DeBose (“Asha”), directors Chris Buck and Fawn Veerasunthorn, and co-writer (and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer) Jennifer Lee; see how Wish has arrived at Disney Parks; and more!


Episode 203: Behind the Scenes of “The Marvels” Preshow Spectacular at Disneyland Paris

Disney Parks executive creative director Dana Harrel on creating the incredible new preshow for the Avengers: Power the Night spectacular at Disneyland Paris, based on The Marvels—how it came to be, what guests can expect (including over 500 drones!), and more.


Bonus: D23 Inside Disney Celebrates Once Upon A Studio

D23 Inside Disney takes you behind the scenes of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short Once Upon a Studio! Hear from directors Dan Abraham and Trent Correy and animators Eric Goldberg and Andrew Feliciano, and see what went into making such a special part of the Disney100 celebration.


Episode 202: Behind the Scenes of Disney’s "Launchpad" Season 2

Producer Phillip Domfeh and executive producer Mahim Ibrahim on the second season of Launchpad on Disney+, which features a collection of live-action shorts from a new generation of filmmakers. Hear about responses to the first season; how this season’s theme of “connection” comes into play; and so much more.


Episode 201: Kirsten Lepore on "I Am Groot"

Writer/director/executive producer Kirsten Lepore on the Disney+ series I Am Groot—how the second season is “weirder and wilder”; the familial reason for some of Baby Groot’s behaviors; inspiration from silent film stars; and more!


Episode 200: Behind the Scenes of Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Restored Classic Shorts

Karen Weissman, Restoration & Preservation Manager at The Walt Disney Studios, on the process by which over 25 classic Walt Disney Animation Studios shorts were revitalized; the chance to bring them to a whole new audience on Disney+ for this year’s Disney100 celebration; and more.


Episode 199: Jordan D. White on 60 Years of X-Men

Marvel Comics editor Jordan D. White on how he first became an avid X-Men reader himself; his (very busy) creative process; what surprises him about X-Men fans; and how the mutant metaphor holds a mirror up to society in a unique, and memorable, way.


Episode 198: Creative Team and Kevin Feige on "Rogers: The Musical"

The creatives behind the all-new, limited-time Rogers: The Musical at Disney California Adventure Park on how the very first song written shaped the whole show; recruiting the “super” team for the production, both on stage and off; and taking the audience on a larger-than-life adventure. Plus, Kevin Feige talks the initial idea and inspiration behind the musical.


Episode 197: Yvette Nicole Brown and Bobby Moynihan on "Pupstruction"

Pupstruction stars Yvette Nicole Brown and Bobby Moynihan on whether dogs make good contractors; favorite catchphrases; and dream roles within the worlds of Disney.


Episode 196: Director and Costars on "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny"

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold and costars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Ethann Isadore, Shaunette Renee Wilson, and Boyd Holbrook on what they love about Indy; seeing Harrison Ford in his iconic costume for the first time; and the extraordinary scope of the film.


Episode 195: Cobie Smulders on Marvel Studios’ "Secret Invasion"

Secret Invasion star Cobie Smulders on what excites her about returning to the Marvel Cinematic Universe; how Maria Hill and Nick Fury's relationship is tested in the new series; and what it was like being in the room with the Avengers for the first time!


Bonus: D23 Inside Disney Explores the World of Elemental

Elemental debuts in theaters tomorrow, but before you're blown away by Pixar's latest film, discover dazzling behind-the-scenes details and exclusive interviews that will ignite your imagination.


Episode 194: Raven-Symoné on "Raven’s Home"

Raven-Symoné talks about standing next to Disney Legend Julie Andrews, keeping in touch with the Cheetah Girls, and things she loves about the new season of Raven’s Home.


Episode 193: Jodi Benson on "The Little Mermaid"

Disney Legend Jodi Benson shares her magical blue carpet moment with Halle Bailey, her thoughts on interpretations of the film’s beloved songs, and why she thinks Ariel’s story is timeless.